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This sister’s not one to pull punches—Wanda Sykes has spent years slugging it out in the arena of Telling It Like It Is. And much to the delight of standup fans everywhere, a decade after Entertainment Weekly named her one of the “25 Funniest People in America,” the comedienne/writer/actress shows no signs of changing course anytime soon. The Hampton University grad rolled the dice on a comedy career after delighting a major showcase audience, a move that led Sykes to New York, where she scored a gig opening for Chris Rock at Caroline’s. Duly impressed, Rock invited her to join the writing team for HBO’s way-too-brief The Chris Rock Show. There, while toiling alongside fellow funny folk like Louis C.K., Lance Crouther, Ali LeRoi and Steve O’Donnell (creator of David Letterman’s iconic “Top Ten” list), Sykes and the Chris Rock squad earned several Emmy Award nominations, winning one. But while most of her colleagues stayed behind the scenes to earn their stripes, Sykes was stealing scenes in sketches, too. Her prowess with both the pen and the mic earned her not only kudos, but also the opportunity to showcase that comedic flair in other ways—including two seasons of the hilarious, underwatched Wanda at Large. Opposite her prickly-blowhard foils, played to perfection by Phil Morris and Ann Magnuson, Sykes got to simultaneously brandish and burnish her comedic acting chops, setting the stage for what’s been an impressive career on TV and film since—New Adventures of Old Christine, Curb Your Enthusiasm, the animated Ice Age blockbusters, standup specials galore, et al—and eventually, her own short-lived, late-night talkfest. Appearances on Kevin Hart’s Real Husbands of Hollywood and the Amazon original series Alpha House have kept watchers in stitches more recently, while her outspoken activism on behalf of her fellow gays seeking marriage rights has given her standup routines a new, passionate edge. Expect Sykes—the first openly gay American to host the White House Correspondents Dinner—to bring that abrasive brilliance to the Keswick stage. // KENNEDY ALLEN Thurs., March 27, 7:30pm. $48-$98. Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside. 215.572.7650. keswicketheatre.com

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Rock on Philly

Local songstresses unite to demonstrate the everlasting power of women in music at this showcase presented by Rock on Philly in celebration of Women’s History Month. Catch Tara Hendricks, Victoria Watts and CC Davis singing their hearts out onstage. 8pm. $8-$10. Milkboy, 1100 Chestnut St. milkboyphilly.com TALK

What Shakespeare Watched

Shakespeare wrote some of the greatest plays of all time, which raises the question: Which plays inspired him? Widener University Professor Annalisa Castaldo will attempt to provide an answer by delving through history and analyzing the works of Elizabethan playwrights that came before him, including Thomas Kyd and Christopher Marlowe. 6pm. Free. Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St. 215.686.5322. phillyshakespeare.org


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The current incarnation of the nationally renowned Upright Citizens Brigade improv troupe—whose most notable alumni include Amy Poehler and Anchorman director Adam McKay—brings its comedic A-game to World Cafe for what’s sure to be a night of side-splitting laughter. 8pm. $15-$17. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. worldcafelive.com

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The Women Against Abuse organization hosts its annual “Dish It Up” event, giving female restaurant owners the chance to serve up purple-hued delicacies in the name of an excellent cause. A new “Women of the Year” award will also be handed out to those demonstrating a strong passion in taking a stand against domestic violence. 6pm. $95. WHYY Studios, 150 N. Sixth St. womenagainstabuse.org

with a very similar personality has been present at several important milestones throughout American history. The group will combine music and narrative storytelling as they embark on a journey to trace Franklin’s passage through time. 7pm. $10-$20. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St. 215.925.1695. neighborhood-house.com

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The term “old soul” is often thrown around willy-nilly, but singer/songwriter Nicole Atkins truly embodies a voice from a past generation. Atkins’ croons sound more like the Ronettes or Roy Orbison than any contemporary, for which she has plenty of thanks to give the state of New Jersey. Growing up a stone pony’s throw away from the local music mecca of Asbury Park, the Neptune, N.J.-born and raised firebrand has drawn immense influence from her surroundings. This included a chance encounter with the indelible one, The Boss himself, at a Jersey benefit gig. Springsteen and Atkins chatted for hours, with the former dishing out some savvy advice. By the end of their conversation, Atkins had Bruce’s personal contact info. Attempting to self-produce and release her third LP, Atkins reached out to the man— and Springsteen personally posted her PledgeMusic link on his Facebook page, boosting her album budget to $50,000. The result is Slow Phaser, released in February to critical acclaim. The hypnotic Atkins has flirted with mainstream success before, dropping her debut, Neptune City, in 2007 on Columbia. Though the album was revered by critics, Atkins didn’t reach the stardom the label had hoped, and the two went separate ways. With Slow Phaser, she seems primed to finally break through, aided by a summer on the road with the venerable Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds for a leg of their U.S. tour, including the Philly date in July. Tonight, she headlines at JB’s. // DANIEL GELB


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Flaherty on the Road Aside from being a creative genius, documentary film pioneer Robert Flaherty sure knew how to pick a bride. Not only did his beloved Frances contribute to his visionary film projects during Flaherty’s brilliant career; after becoming a widow in 1951, the Academy Award-nominated writer continued to keep her late husband’s artistic legacy alive and thriving via the creation, four years later, of the Flaherty Film Seminar. Lady Flaherty gathered a group of talented filmmakers, writers, curators and composers at the family Vermont farm to commune over their mutual passion for the medium—a tradition that’s since morphed into a weeklong summit welcoming 160 film and art professionals, academics and enthusiasts to screen, dissect and discuss innovative new works. And for the film and video artists whose projects are featured as part of Flaherty on the Road, a traveling tour of the films shown at the previous year’s confab, there’s an added benefit than exposure to discerning audiences: The Flaherty gives them 50 percent of the income derived from distributing their films. A two-night stop in Philadelphia is next for Flaherty’s 2013 collection, curated by Pablo de Ocampo, executive director of Toronto’s Images Festival. Program One, dubbed “Political Memory,” features three short films: Farther Than the Eye Can See, directed by Basma Alsharif; Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat ‘s Printed Matter; and Bete & Deise by Wendelien van Oldenborgh. Jean-Paul Kelly’s Movement in Squares and Figure-ground form the centerpiece of the second evening’s program, which features four shorts. // KENYA BEVERLY March 28–29. Various times. $7-$9. International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St. 215.387.5125. ihousephilly.org

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TEDx Workshop of the World

TEDxPhiladelphia presents this daylong, multidisciplinary conference aimed at fostering intelligent thought and new ideas. Leading industry professionals, speakers and performers will be on hand for the day of short talks, which will be simulcast online. 9am. Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N. Broad St. tedxphiladelphia.org CO ME DY

Joe Conklin & the City All-Stars of Comedy

Touted as a man of a thousand voices, Philadelphia radio jockey Joe Conklin— known for his dead-on vocal impersonations of Barack Obama, Cole Hamels and Charles Barkley—will give a performance tonight, along with a handful of

local comedians, to benefit the Abington Police Athletic League. 8pm. $25. Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave. 215.572.7650. keswicktheatre.com B EN EF I T

Always Bet on Youth Casino Night and Gala 2014

Try your luck at gambling tables run by professional dealers at this annual fundraiser that seeks to help more than 1,500 homeless and foster children in their start to build new lives for themselves. Visitors will also be treated to a silent auction and live music. 6pm. Free. Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District, 400 Arch St. 888.595.3868. vyhphila.org S H O PP I N G

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American Women Poets in Song

Lyric Fest presents this celebration of Women’s History Month and Poetry Month with an homage to American female poets in song. Original compositions and readings will be on display, featuring a number of local and national talents. Fri., March 28, 7:30pm. $20. Goodhart Hall at Bryn Mawr College, Yarrow St. at Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr. lyricfest.org PERFORMANCE

Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil

The wonder of Cirque du Soleil is paired with the King of Pop’s electrifying discography in this immersive performance. MJ’s hits get a new artistic rendering during this show, featuring 60 international acrobats and dancers. Sat., March 29, 8pm. $45-$150. Sun National Bank Center, 81 Hamilton Ave., Trenton, N.J. 609.656.3200. sunnationalbankcenter.com CONVENTION

Villains & Vixens

The Twisted World presents this years’ convention, Villains & Vixens, a unique multi-genre music, art, film and cosplay weekend. Catch Philly’s own the Dead Milkmen, along with dozens of other bands, vendors and panels. March 28-30. $40-$80. Double Tree by Hilton, 301 W. DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia. thetwistedworld.com

assorted wares—utilizing a multitude of media—made exclusively for this art party featuring sweet deals, a raffle and complimentary craft beer and wine. 7pm. $10-$15. Annunciation Hall, 10th and Dickinson sts. passyunksquare.org TAL K

What Ever Happened to the Red Army Faction?

Beginning in the 1970s, the Red Army Faction was the preeminent left-wing militant group in all of Europe, committing acts of violence that led to more than 30 deaths. J. Smith, who edited two volumes of history on the topic, will lead a discussion that will also touch on other German guerrilla organizations from that time period. 7:30pm. Free. A-Space Anarchist Community Center, 4722 Baltimore Ave. 215.821.6877. kersplebedeb.com

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Multi-platinum female rockers Heart channel their 1970s success with another tour across the nation. Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson last released an album in 2004 and were part of the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction class. Sat., March 28, 9pm. $67-$98. Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, N.J. 609.348.4411. caesarsac.com


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Eats and Beats Eating healthy these days is often more expensive than eating crap—and the crap is omnipresent in easily-accessible corner bodegas. Sure, some Philadelphia neighborhoods boast credible grocery stores; others at least benefit from occasional produce trucks within walking distance or a short SEPTA ride. Still, indulging in nutrient-free meals and snacks loaded with saturated fat, high fructose corn syrup and reckless amounts of sugar has become the norm for many. Striving to turn this beat around, the grassroots Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (UNI for short) brings fresh veggies—and a fresh perspective—to the table in a continuous effort to change what’s in our cupboards. Its staff works collectively in 20 schools throughout Philly, consistently introducing students to fresh, nutritious, locally grown produce and inspiring them to seek—and even help create—better food options for themselves and their families. For the fifth year, UNI’s hosting its annual Eats & Beats fundraiser, designed not only to showcase their young charges’ literal and figurative fruits of labor, but also collect monies to send themselves to educational conferences, farm trips and leadership training. Your donation for entry includes entertainment by Takia McClendon and Babel, plus a locally sourced, organic four-course meal prepared and grown by the program’s teenaged interns. Come see them demonstrate how beneficial—and delicious—educating the community can be. // K.A. 5:30pm. Suggested donation: $25. Mantua Haverford Community Center, 631 N. 39th St. urbannutrition.org

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3rd Annual East Coast Beard and Mustache Competition

Growers from all across the Eastern seaboard bring their facial hair to show off in Philly. Participants will be judged in more than a dozen categories, including something called “Partial Beard Freestyle,” so expect weirdness to reign supreme. 8pm. $19. Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St. 215.922.1011. tlaphilly.com SPO R TS

Back on My Feet 5-Miler

Whether you’re looking to stay in shape for the Broad Street Run or participating in your first race, the Back on My Feet 5-Miler is here. Proceeds will benefit Back on My Feet, a national nonprofit organization committed to helping the homeless regain their independent footing. 8am. $25-$40. West River Drive. Register online at philadelphia.backonmyfeet.org BO OKS

PPAC Book Fair 2014

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center kicks

off its 5th annual two-day book fair, featuring a bevy of local, national and international publishers, as well as artist and author presentations. Noon. Free. Crane Arts, 1400 N. American St. 215.232.5678. philaphotoarts.org KI DS

Play-A-Palooza

The Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse welcomes spring with its seasonal playground opening party: Children 10 and younger can enjoy sports, hands-on science, treats, crafts and much more at this great outdoor event. Noon. $10. Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse, 3500 Reservoir Drive. smithplayground.org ART

Not That Nice Drink and Draw Party

Artists Alex Eckman-Lawn and Kate Glasheen close their exhibit Not That Nice with a night of drinking, music and drawing. Guests can bring current work or create something new with the help of some friendly libations. 7pm. Free. The Art Dept, 1638 E. Berks St. 215.739.4146. artdeptpa.com

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The Wedding Singer

This summer will see Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore starring in Blended, their third film together. But before that happens, join the Chestnut Hill College Music Department as they perform the musical adaptation of The Wedding Singer, about two people who are both engaged to be married to the wrong people. 8pm. $5-$12. Chestnut Hill College, 9601 Germantown Ave. 215.753.3707. chc.edu DAN CE

Big Band Swing Dancing

The Philadelphia Swing Dance Society sponsors this shindig featuring live music by the Walt Wagner Big Swing Band. Beginners can attend an instructional class before the party starts. 7pm. $15-$40. Commodore Barry Club, 6815 Emlen St. swingdance.org EVENT

Philadelphia Funny Songs Fest

Comedy and music converge during Philly Funny Songs Fest. The night begins with a

happy-hour mixer, followed by a comedy music marathon of more than 25 musicians dishing out their side-splitting adult humor songs, including a performance by Art Institute of Philadelphia alum Jessica Delfino. 8pm. $5-$15. Third and Girard, 1176 N. Third St. phillyfunnysongs.tumblr.com STAGE

Don Juan Comes Home From Iraq

Returning home to Philadelphia from Iraq, Don Juan finds that his lover is missing and embarks on a surreal mission to find her. The play is the newest offering from Pulitzer Prize-winning Paula Vogel and Wilma Theater Artistic Director Blanka Zizka. 8pm. $17.50-$35. The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St. 215.546.7824. wilmatheater.org STAGE

Hinckley

Playright and Philadelphia native Ginger Dayle examines the fractured psyche of John Hinckley, Jr., the man who attempted to assassinate a newly-elected President Ronald Reagan in March of 1981. 8pm. $25-$30. Adrienne Theatre Main Stage, 2030 Sansom St. 215.567.2848. adriennelive.org


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It must be really rad growing up with a legendary national treasure as your dad. That’d be Johnny Clegg, Jesse Clegg’s father, mentor and hero. For a majority of his childhood in South Africa, young Jesse was on the road, watching music mastery in motion and learning pretty much every instrument at his fingertips, eventually writing songs in earnest. To be sure, father and son have decidedly different styles: Johnny specializes in world music and Jesse in a more straightforward, guitar-based indie rock. Jesse’s got two LPs and a third in the works, and on this tour, he’s supporting Big Poppa for a few shows—including tonight. It’s unclear how they’d interact onstage, as their music’s completely different: Dad’s very much a precursor to Paul Simon-meetsLadysmith Black Mambazo while junior specializes in Stereophonics-meets-Kenny Wayne Shepherd. In fact, the slightly bluesy and serious guitar rock of the younger Clegg sounds distinctly not African in origin. Could be because he’s recorded extensively in Toronto (via Tool/ Muse producer David Bottrill), but this is his first American tour outing as he attempts to reel North Americans in to his ‘90s-flavored grungetinged sentimental rock a la Fuel and Dishwalla. Tonight’s a wonderful chance to catch intergenerational international rock lineage on full display, a charming and rare vestige of musicianship encouraged by and handed down from one talented father to his son. // BILL CHENEVERT 8pm. $28-$42. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. philly.worldcafelive.com

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Mistaken For Strangers

Fishtown restaurants and residents face off in the 4th annual neighborhood cookoff, organized by the Fishtown Neighbors Association. See if Sketch Burger can defend their title from last year, while enjoying samples and beer from PBC. 1pm. $15-$18. The Skybox, 2424 E. York St. fishtown.org

Documenting the most recent tour by the National and their rise to success, Mistaken For Strangers gets a screening at the Troc. Following the film will be a Q&A with filmmaker Tom Berninger and his brother Matt Berninger, singer of the National. 7pm. $13. Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St. thetroc.com

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The youngest woman ever to be elected to the Florida state legislature, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz discusses her book For the Next Generation: A Wake-Up Call to Solving Our Nation’s Problems. She will be joined in this discussion by Ed Rendell. 7:30pm. Free. Central Library, 1901 Vine St. 215.567.4341. freelibrary.org

Free For All Comedy presents this showcase of seven of Philadelphia’s burgeoning comedians. Aaron Hertzog and Alison Zeidman host the evening, including a set by 2011 Philly’s Phunniest award winner Tommy Pope. 8pm. $7. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St. 267.639.4528. bootandsaddle philly.com


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Steampunk musicians the Absinthe Drinkers host an evening of burlesque-themed dancing, visual performances and a special performance from a surprise guest. 8:30pm. Free. Bob & Barbara’s, 1509 South St. 215.545.4511. bobandbarbaras.com

Rebecca Yamin, PhD, talks about the fragments of historic Philadelphia, as part of the CFA’s 10-part lecture series. Her research delves into the demolished pieces of Philadelphia’s colonial beginnings. 6pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch St. philadelphiacfa.org

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What goes great with cherry blossoms? Your bad singing! Yakitori Boy hosts this karaoke kickoff to get the bloomin’ fun underway: Admission gets you three drink tickets, sushi, yakitori and a guaranteed karaoke slot. 7pm. $25-$35. Yakitori Boy, 211 N. 11th St. subarucherryblossom.org

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Join Philly’s finest chefs for this intimate networking event, where chefs will dish out personal stories. The event includes an appearance and talk with R2L owner and chef Daniel Stern. 5:30pm. $10-$20. R2L, 50 S. 16th St. centercityproprietors.org Compiled by Jake Abbate and Daniel Gelb

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Quintessence Theatre concludes its fourth season with Eugene O’Neill’s Mourning Becomes Electra, a retelling of Aeschylus’ Oresteia, and like that ancient Greek drama, it is divided into thirds, chronicling the fall of a wealthy family as its secrets of the past threaten those in the present. Quintessence is presenting all three parts, digging out all the incest, adultery, murder and savage wit of O’Neill’s Mannon clan. The human drama of a family battling among itself mirrors how America responds to war and the homecoming of its soldiers, and Quintessence has stretched the years between each of the play’s parts to allow a broader discourse on the subject in the context of the Civil War, World War II and the Korean War. (Indeed, the play runs approximately four hours and 10 minutes, with two 15-minute intermissions.) The challenge of such a huge production doesn’t deter director Alexander Burns. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” he tells PW. “The play has never been done in Philadelphia and only four times in New York. It’s one of the greatest American plays ever written, and I think people avoid it because of its scale.” For Burns, who has loved Mourning Becomes Electra since he was a teenager, this is a dream project. It wasn’t originally slated to be one of Quintessence’s first stagings, but now, Burns says, they are ready to tackle O’Neill’s epic. “It’s the right time. We have an incredible cast. You get to go on three totally different adventures through the course of one evening.” // JARED AXELROD

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How the Democrats Went to Pot WHO’D HAVE EXPECTED EVERY LAST CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR TO COME OUT IN FAVOR OF MARIJUANA REFORM? BY RANDY LOBASSO • rlobasso@philadelphiaweekly.com

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hen Katie McGinty strode into the Glen Brook Country Club in East Stroudsburg last September, a man with a video camera followed right behind her. McGinty, a former state environmental secretary who’s running for the Democratic nomination for governor, was there to deliver the keynote speech at the Democratic Women’s Eleanor Roosevelt Brunch. She spoke to the mostly female audience about environmental issues and women’s reproductive health, then opened the floor to questions; after taking several concerning fracking and school funding, she called on the man with the camera. Aaron DiDonato, an independent journalist from East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, was filming the event for his online political news program, CounterpointPA, a Keith Olbermann-style liberal talk show deconstructing Pennsylvania politics. He asked McGinty where she fell on the marijuana issue. “I am not for the legalization of marijuana,” she said. “On the other hand, we need to look at our sentencing guidelines and take a much more rational approach to who and what we’re clogging our prisons with. The human toll of that and the economic toll of that, to me, are unsustainable and unacceptable.” And medical marijuana? he asked. “No,” she said. “Not at the present time. I think I would be open to the continued development of science. And if there was some science that said here are some chronic—chronic ailments, chronic pain, for which there is no other alternative medicine, then of course I would be open to that.” He cut her off: “If I told you that the Pennsylvania State Nurses Union just endorsed it, would that change your mind?” She shrugged. “I’d be happy to listen.” At the time, marijuana reform wasn’t much of an issue in the governor’s race. That disappointed the liberal DiDonato: “Marijuana legalization is a very useful metric telling how progressive any given candidate is,” he says. McGinty’s stance was no different from Republican Governor Tom Corbett’s. Or, for all anyone knew, the other Democratic candidates’. Well, except for one: John Hanger didn’t just support marijuana reform, he was going all out, making full legalization of the drug a centerpiece of his campaign. Back in September, though, his efforts had yet to make any sort of blip in statewide polling. That was then. In the months following, McGinty apparently kept her ear to the ground. Because by the time January rolled around, all the candidates were asked to weigh in on

marijuana reform during a debate at Carnegie Mellon University—and McGinty’s answer had shifted somewhat. “Yes on decriminalization, and yes on availability for medical necessity,” she answered, and put down the mic. What happened in the months between McGinty’s two responses—and what continues to happen throughout Pennsylvania—is a reflection of the speed with which the American debate on this topic has evolved: This campaign season, marijuana has become an issue that’s unpopular not to attach your name to. Every one of the Democratic gubernatorial candidates who remain in the race as we approach the May 20 primary—candidates who had nothing to say about marijuana six months ago—have now gone on the record to endorse some kind of change in Pennsylvania’s laws on marijuana. Whichever Democrat is on the ballot in November—and as of the most recent Quinnipiac University poll, every one of them is polling higher than the unpopular Gov. Corbett—we know they’ll be running on a platform that, among other things, includes support for at least medical marijuana and, in all likelihood, the decriminalization of small amounts of the plant. Asked how McGinty would implement a medicinal marijuana policy in the state, her campaign manager, Mike Mikus, implies that she’d likely do it in a very conservative way, making sure people couldn’t get pot after claiming they’d stubbed their toe or fallen off their skateboard. She’d “engage the medical community,” he says, and look to New York’s state initiatives for counsel. “If medical experts determine that marijuana is a medically necessary treatment for specific diseases or conditions,” he says, “Katie would support making it available to patients with those specific afflictions.” Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, the one-time Democratic frontrunner in the primary race, told Philadelphia Weekly in February she supported both the decriminalization of marijuana possession and, potentially, the legalization of medical use. “I would be supportive of medical marijuana [that is] well-regulated by the state or federal government, should we get to that point,” she said. “And secondly, I do believe marijuana is over-criminalized. What we should do is decriminalize possession.” That was news to lots of folks following the issue, since Schwartz had previously received a negative-10 rating from the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws based on her previous “hard on drugs” stance. For both McGinty and Schwartz—as well as candidates

Tom Wolf and Rob McCord, who hold similar stances, and Jack Wagner, who supports medicinal use—evolution on the issue was a no-brainer. Quinnipiac polling shows that 85 percent of Pennsylvanians support medicinal use of the plant, and 48 percent of the state supports full-on Colorado-style legalization. That’s the most support pot has ever seen in the commonwealth. “The polls have been surprising on one level,” says John Micek, the opinion page editor at the Harrisburg PatriotNews. “Pennsylvania tends to be culturally conservative—at least among its older residents. But as is the case with marriage equality, the public has been moving toward the center on this issue and opposition has diluted and moved toward support. I think that’s indicative of the broader national shift on these issues. And I also think it’s a sign that Pennsylvania’s younger residents are now making their voices heard.” Micek, who’s been covering Pennsylvania politics for the past 13 years, notes this is one of those cases where public policy is simply catching up to public sentiment. One specific factor is clear, though: We can thank John Hanger for kicking the debate into catch-up mode. From the start, Hanger—who finally dropped out of the race in March, citing Tom Wolf’s “commanding lead”—built his campaign on the assertion that marijuana reform matters. He frequently pointed to the injustice of the state’s lopsided enforcement of drug laws: African-Americans are five times more likely to be arrested for simple marijuana possession than whites. “I think for Democrats, there’s been a realization that the criminalization of marijuana is attacking key parts of their coalition: young people,” Hanger says today. “And also because of the racial discrimination in enforcement, targeting African Americans. That can’t be tolerated by people of good will— and especially by Democratic political leaders.” That stance led Hanger to become a hero to a small but loud constituency of pot activists statewide. During the past year, many gathered monthly at Independence Mall in Philadelphia to hold “Smokedown” pro-pot rallies meant to push the federal government on the issue and, in many cases, to demonstrate civil disobedience by toking up in public. Hanger attended in September; while there, he called “shame” on the state for its conservative position on marijuana: “As a taxpayer, I’m tired of paying $350 million in Pennsylvania to enforce these unjust laws while we’re closing libraries and schools right here in the city of Philadelphia.” The Smokedown gatherings led to numerous arrests and a large police presence at the Mall, and at least one arrested protester was banned by court order from attending protests for a year: local comedian and activist N.A. Poe, who credits Hanger with bringing the issue to the forefront of state politics. >>>


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Hanger began moving up in the polls late last fall and continued throughout the winter. In an early January poll, he showed up at just 8 percent against the six other primary candidates—and yet at the same time polled the best among them against Gov. Corbett. He put up two big pro-pot billboards in heartland Pennsylvania—one in Scranton, one in Erie—calling on the voters to support him specifically for the marijuana issue. He brought it up at all the debates, and hammered his opponents for their timid steps toward legalization, pointing out that while the decriminalization policies they favored would make simple marijuana possession a ticketable-but-non-arrestable offense, that would by no means legalize it. It’s hard to say definitively that Hanger’s loud tub-thumping had a measurable effect on the state’s willingness to discuss

reform—but something sure has. Less than a year ago, in May 2013, a Franklin and Marshall College poll found just 38 percent approved of recreational marijuana, and 54 percent disapproved. That means approval has shot up by 10 points in less than a year, and disapproval has declined by six. Hanger’s not shy about it: “I think that happened because of our campaign. We took that position and put the issue into the mix, so the top five or six [candidates] had to talk about it.” He also takes pride in the fact that the first two steps of his four-step plan to make marijuana completely legal in Pennsylvania—regulating medical cannabis and decriminalizing possession—are now agreed upon by the Democrats. He’s confident the eventual Democratic nominee will beat Corbett in November—and that it’ll be partially because of pot. “The marijuana issue is one of very few that can change votes,” he says. “And I don’t see any Democrats yet totally understand that, but it can. I’m not just blowing smoke.” (Seriously, he said that last part.) Not everyone credits Hanger with changing the game. Vanessa Maria, a local advocate for environmental issues and member of the Cannabis Justice Coalition, thinks Colorado and Washington’s moves on the issue made a campaign like Hanger’s inevitable. “There was a buzz about marijuana legalization long before Hanger came on to the scene,” she says, noting the tax dollars Colorado and Washington have brought in from legalization. “As Pennsylvania faces huge budget deficits, I think it has caused both citizens and legislators to ask the same question.” In any case, a study recently highlighted in The New York Times seems to bear out marijuana’s effectiveness as an electoral issue. According to data put together by Just Say Now, a pro-marijuana group, the number of voters under 30 in Colorado and Washington increased six percent and 12 percent, respectively, between 2008 and 2012. The difference between those two elections: Pot was on the ballot, and it was able to bring out even more young voters than Candidate Obama had been able to four years earlier. Of course, it may be that Governor Corbett is so unpopular these days that he’d lose even if there weren’t a boom in young voter turnout. But Democrats know they shouldn’t count on it. “I think not embracing medical marijuana and decriminalization [would be] political malpractice,” Hanger says. It’s no coincidence, he suggests, that the whole bunch of candidates have now come out on this issue in unison: “Generally, politicians don’t end up doing really stupid things politically.” He’s quick to stress that he means generally; major political gaffes are fairly rare, and this isn’t one of them. Whether the Democratic candidates now favor marijuana reform “genuinely or cynically,” he says, doesn’t matter so much. What matters is that people are ready to vote for it. n

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Poe, too, likens the rapid evolution of the weed debate to the similarly fast-spreading American support for gay marriage: “We’re seeing politicians flock to our side mostly because marijuana legalization is polling so well,” he says. “In the short time it has been legal in Colorado, we’ve seen great [tax revenue] numbers and minimal negative effects.” Poe, Philly NORML and other advocacy organizations that have frequented the Smokedown protests aren’t the only ones working hard for pot during this campaign season. Joseph Badowski recently launched VoteMedicalPA.com, a website dedicated to spreading the message on medical cannabis. “I’m very happy about the stances that many of our candidates have on the issue,” says Badowski—who notes his motivation comes from watching family members suffer through ailments that could have been treated with cannabis—“and I am especially thankful for what John Hanger has done in raising the issue. I believe he had a big part in getting our state to where we are today. The fact that so many candidates, lawmakers and citizens are now behind the issue—it is only a matter of time before things go into effect.” That sense of inevitability was highlighted in January, when two politically disparate state senators—Daylin Leach, a longtime marijuana supporter and liberal Democrat, and Mike Folmer, a conservative Republican—held a hearing on the medical cannabis bill they’d decided to co-sponsor. The hearing packed a small room on the ground floor of the Capitol building and brought in witnesses from all over the country. When Folmer spoke, he acknowledged that common political wisdom would suggest he not take progressive leadership on a drug issue—“but when I got to meet the parents” of sick children who could benefit from medical cannabis “and do my own research” on the topic, he said, “I realized I was wrong.” When a rural legislator from central Pennsylvania wants to team up with a Philadelphia-area progressive and legalize medical marijuana, the writing is on the wall.


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single fried chicken leg riding shotgun that stole the show: Skin this crisp and flesh this tender is something to cheer—except when I was fighting over the last bite with my wife. (Note: She won.) Oysters were made new with a side cup of pomegranate mignonette, the fruit’s sweetness electrifying the briny bivalves. It’s all washed down with a selection of beer and whiskey as complete and diverse as it’s ever been. And if you get there during happy hour, those drafts are half-off. A pint of floral, vaguely spicy Elysian Oddland Peppercorn Saison seemed custom made to accompany the curried lamb rillettes. The Crisp, from Six Points, worked well with nearly everything else. Of course, you could always go big and opt for a pour of the remaining Pappy Van Winkle 23 holding pride of place behind the bar. It’s $125 for a two-ounce pour—but then again, it’s Pappy 23, so justification is easy if you have the cash and don’t feel like spending money on unnecessary things like food and rent for the rest of the week. There is just so much to love about Stateside—there always has been, and that remains the case now. D’Egidio’s elevation to the helm has resulted in new items and ways of working with ingredients, but the honesty and focus on freshness that have always made Stateside so beloved are still there in abundance. That dulce de leche, it turns out, isn’t the only sweet spot in this East Passyunk standout. It’s as good as ever, and that’s as sweet as it gets. 

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Kensington and had begun working at a community farming space next to his property at Dauphin and Emerald streets. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to lay down even more roots. Since then, he’s put out three novels (his own, Afghan Post by Adrian Bonemberger and Nathaniel Popkin’s Lion and Leopard), an almanac and a series of chapbooks that’ve become increasing popular, made available via vending machines first at Elixir Coffee Shop and now at Honeygrow in Center City. None of that was part of Esposito’s original business plan. The almanac sounded like a cool idea to bring lots of interesting, new voices together, and the vending machine was the product of some spitballing between Esposito and his cousin, who owns a vending machine business and wanted to branch out of candy and soda. The chapbooks have certainly taken on a life of their own, as has the writer’s workshop Head & the Hand puts together with students and local writers, and their subscription-like publishing project—a take on community-sustained agriculture, in which customers pay an upfront lump sum, then get a package of books throughout the year. Being that Greensgrow Farm is just a few blocks away on Cumberland, Esposito says he didn’t have to explain to neighbors what a CSA or CSP was before moving forward with that idea. “As Philadelphia takes on some of the metropolitan art and culture that seems to be residual from New York’s out-priced industry, publishing will have to find a dynamic, writer-based schema to be a part,” says the Fishtown-based Jeff Markovitz, whose short story “For Olivia” was published as part of H&H’s chapbook series. “I don’t know if the business model is the next phase of independent publishers, but I do think the next wave is independent publishers … I think all indie presses are going to have to identify a niche market and serve it, both intellectually and aesthetically.” Now, each week, says Esposito, part of his route around the city includes stopping at the Center City businesses and restocking H&H product in the vending machines. Of the workshop series, H&H estimates around 50 writers have come through since they opened. Esposito thinks H&H’s presence in Fishtown is something special: There’s no university close by. There’s no big business district. We’re just on our own,” he says. “And if we can make this a vibrant community, that’s monumental. There’s no reason why this neighborhood should be good—except because of the people who live here. And I think that’s really cool.” 

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ic Esposito may own Philly’s smallest communitysupported press, but he doesn’t necessarily see it that way. Rather, his The Head & the Hand Press is an independent publisher that happens to be in Philadelphia—and the difference is sort of really important. “I think a lot of Philly writers probably unfairly get told, ‘Oh, you’re a local writer,’” says Esposito on the second-floor of the small press’ Fishtown headquarters. “Sometimes you’re not taken seriously because you’re from Philly. A big part of why I started Head & the Hand was that there are great writers and great voices here. This isn’t just a step up from high school, and we’re not just some hobby or club. There are really great artists, and they should be recognized, and they exist in the city of Philadelphia.” That’s sometimes a tough sell, he says, because most people just assume that publishers are in New York, period. And even though Philly boasts a handful of major indie imprints like Running Press and Quirk Books, it’s often still hard for a new press located outside of Manhattan to be taken seriously. “I try not to really take offense when people see our books and say, ‘This is really nice! This is like a real book,’” says Esposito. “I’m like, ‘Yeah, because we’re a real publishing company.’” But getting there—and creating a sense of community in a for-profit setting—has forced him to get creative. So, for the last two years, Esposito, who lives a second life as an urban farmer in East Kensington, has created a “Think globally, act locally” kind of business, bringing writers from around the country into his for-profit venture as published authors in both long and short formats, attempting to create something that reflects the uniqueness pulsing through Frankford Avenue’s lower corridor. With a background in nonprofit business and agriculture, Esposito originally moved to West Philadelphia after about four years of living throughout the Americas, including California, Washington and parts of South America. He co-founded Philly Rooted, a nonprofit dedicated to city agriculture; he even gave a TED talk on the issue in 2010 titled “Urban Green Thumb.” Calling himself a bit burned out a year later—especially of the nonprofit scene—he’d been working on his first novel, Seeds of Discent, and spoke to a friend who manages artists, asking if that person would help manage him. The friend said no, but came up with a better idea: he said, You know what you should do? You should start a publishing company. So, Esposito did. And he decided to do it in Fishtown. After all, he was living about three blocks from Frankford Ave. in East


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sher Roth hasn’t cut his hair in two years. You can see photos of him with his “hair like a troll doll”— as he rapped on “Lark On My Go Kart”—in the PW story from April 2009 when we put him on the cover, fresh off the explosive success of “I Love College,” an anthem that celebrated the carefree days of keg parties and crawling to the cafeteria the next day with a hangover. (The West Chester University Lawrence Dining Hall, to be specific.) Five years later, the Morristown native’s sophomore album, RetroHash, due out April 22nd, reflects his new Californian sensibilities: it’s a chill hang suite with jazzy melodies and trippy atmospherics. And the press photos make him look like a vegan who’s just found Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. We’re not mad. Roth ended up in L.A. by virtue of staying in close proximity to the producers and co-conspirators with whom he most enjoys making music. What they’ve come up with for RetroHash is pretty far off from his 2009 debut, Asleep in the Bread Aisle, while being obviously akin to it. There’s less hard rapping yet still some strong flows, with more attention paid to vibes and sincerity. Roth, like most musicians, was aiming at timelessness, something that could be enjoyed in all contexts for years to come. “I’ve always been about feel and content,” he tells PW, musing on how versatile LPs are the ones he’s always loved, albums anyone could “throw on in any era: in the car, in the living room, something I can make breakfast to. I don’t want it to be a record I can only listen to working out or whatever.” There are clear strains of distinctly jazz-tinged hip-hop that made its mark in the ‘90s on this one, and the mention of some all-time favorite acts from that mix—like The Pharcyde and Digable Planets—seemed to hit home with Roth. He’s pumped to hear that Retrohash sounds like it culls from those talents. Since Asleep, Roth’s collaborated on and put out a handful of free mixtapes—Seared Foie Gras with Quince and Cranberry (2010), The Rawth EP (2010), Pabst & Jazz (2011) and last year’s The Greenhouse Effect Vol. 2—but RetroHash is basically his second LP for sale. For a minute, Roth stupidly shunned the idea of playing the buzz-earning hits from Asleep, but wised up pronto. “My shit jumped off really quickly, and I had to really get my ego in check,” he admits. “I was … very impressionable and still a kid. I tried to do that with Pabst & Jazz and was very stubborn. Like ‘I’m just gonna play this new shit and nothing else.’” Needless to say, his stance didn’t go over very well. “People are there to vibe out and hear what’s familiar to them,” he knows now. So he and his band “vibe it out” to “Blunt Cruisin’” and “Sour Patch Kids,” he claims—and “it still goes off.” By the way, just ‘cause Roth’s got a band doesn’t mean he’s got a crew. “I do somewhat keep to myself,” he confesses. “All these guys have their cliques, and I’m not really a part of that. It’s interesting because I’ve become an observer. These kids are rolling eight or nine deep, and I show up with my girlfriend.” It’s his lack of drive to fit in, to strive towards a marketable package, that’s working in his favor now. But he’s also fully aware that every unknown artist with a SoundCloud

Riding retro: Rapper Asher Roth drops a new LP, RetroHash, this month and plays the Barbary next week.

page is one hit away from stardom. The fresh video for “Tangerine Girl” offers an encouraging glimpse into what Roth’s future holds. It’s funny. It’s a little psychedelic. But it’s real—the story of a fly roller-skating girl who gets picked up at the rink and wrangled into mediocre sex (that the dude is clearly more into than she is)—and it’s approachable, something that earned Roth his biggest and best fans. “I think the relatability of that record is part of what I do,” he says. “I’m unapologetically white, and we never really had a distinct voice in hip-hop. Even when [Eminem] came in, he was still a voice that didn’t necessarily rep kids from Bucks County. The ‘College’ record definitely gave me a foundation of fans that want to relate to hip-hop music.” Speaking of records and hip-hop, Roth still doesn’t understand why Philadelphia doesn’t get the hip-hop love it’s owed. “I romanticize Philly like crazy,” he says. “I don’t really know what the deal is; I don’t know why it doesn’t get the credit it deserves. Why aren’t the Roots the first name out of someone’s mouth when they talk about hip-hop?” Loyalty-bred frustrations aside, a ready-for-anything Roth says he’s “in a great place. I’m in a much better position out of the major label hierarchy of approval and permission. I’m just way less concerned with what everybody else thinks.”  Wed., April 2, 8pm. $12-$15. The Barbary, 951 Frankford Ave. 215.634.7400. thebarbary.org


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Enemy

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Me, Myself and I

Why do women tend to get the short end of the doppelganger stick? By Genevieve Valentine // feedback@philadelphiaweekly.com

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he doppelganger of legend is almost universally an omen of bad luck. To see the doppelganger of a loved one heralds misfortune; to see one’s own heralds death. Occasionally a doppelganger tale is merely uncanny rather than overtly malicious, but even then, the psychological underpinnings of this apparition are the same: the idea of identity as fragile enough to be overturned at any moment. Under these auspices, Enemy’s sense of inevitable disaster falls under the umbrella of folklore shorthand, and even when the film doesn’t quite earn that antagonism, there’s that same inherited resonance at work. To face oneself is always a portent of doom. (See review, right.) But it’s striking that, despite the doppelganger not being a particularly gendered construct in itself, how often this particular double feature is about men, and how often their inevitable competition is over a woman. In the storied history of doppelganger films, there are more men than women (for every Mulholland Drive, there’s The Prestige, Schizopolis, and even Journey to the Far Side of the Moon). And women in doppelganger movies about men are often reduced to love interests with a sinister twist: Dead Ringers might take the trophy for creepiest fight by doubles over a woman, but there’s no shortage of contenders. It seems to be a central conceit of such doppelganger stories that the suffering of women is a byproduct of exploring a man’s identity. Is masculine identity so easily broken that laying claim to a woman is the only way to claim a win? (Even Metropolis, which has a female double in Maria’s Maschinenmensch revolutionary, positions the pair of women as the construct of one man to galvanize another.) It’s an apt coincidence that Enemy is one of two doppelganger movies coming out this year. (The other, Richard Ayoade’s forthcoming The Double, is based on the eponymous Dostoyevsky story, as Enemy is adapted from José Saramago’s novel, The Double.) Enemy concerns the usual preoccupations of the cinematic doppelganger trope—a man who realizes the world is, in fact, big enough for more than one of him, and the freefall of identity that follows. But Enemy also uses women as

plot points, a proof of identity crisis and convenient outward object of the doubles’ inevitable competition. Naturally, a doppelganger story is a story of the self, and on a symbolic level, a woman courted by doubles is simply sleeping with two metaphysical versions of her beloved. But—and this is the trick—such a thing is never obvious to the doppelgangers in question. And so while Enemy treats Anthony as villainous for asserting his dominance by demanding a weekend with Mary, Adam’s unwitting girlfriend, and the film seems to provide Adam a redemption arc when he refuses to enact revenge by sleeping with Helen, Anthony’s wife, it’s in a scene intercut with Anthony and Mary’s sex. The last-minute cold feet could position Adam as the good twin, if one can forget that he’s effectively sent his girlfriend out to be raped. (Mary discovers the ruse and understandably panics. It’s the second time in Enemy a man has tried to have sex with her without her consent; the first time, it was Adam.) If Mary were a character of any depth, this might ring horrific, but in a movie that opens in a movie-issue underground club with a woman masturbating for an audience of men, it’s hard to believe the film’s sympathies lie with its women. They’re symbolic, objects of desire and maybe even supernatural, but—as in many a doppelganger flick—it’s not their identities with which the movie is concerned. It’s worth noting that Sarah Gadon, as Helen, transcends the beatific-mother archetype. No stranger to clawing through a sidelined role in an artsy thriller, her performance rings with otherworldly anxiety and a gaze that seems to cut the fourth wall. Her domestic scene with an increasingly wracked Adam is the film’s most interesting, as we see her catch on to the switch and quietly wrest control of the situation—a welcome moment of agency. In the language of film, a doppelganger is a dangerous apparition, an iconic specter of the unknowable other, of one’s own mercurial identity and of some doomed misfortune. But as Enemy’s tragic women handily remind us, there’s a lingering question of whose misfortune, exactly, runs deepest. 

“Chaos is order yet undeciphered,” claims an intertitle early in Enemy. Later, panicked protagonist Adam Bell (Jake Gyllenhaal) excuses his hyperventilating while trying to reach out over the phone: “When I get excited, I just act a little strange.” Somewhere between those claims lies the thematic bulk of Enemy, a doppelganger story with a lot more style than substance. Adam, a dissatisfied history professor, is jolted from listlessness after discovering Anthony Claire, a bit-part actor and Adam’s uncanny double. After a long pursuit that ratchets up dread for their first meeting, the doubles proceed to invade one another’s lives by way of the women in them: Adam’s girlfriend, Mary (Mélanie Laurent, squandered), and Anthony’s wife, Helen (Sarah Gadon, practically vibrating with quiet tension). Whatever the structural shortcomings, Gyllenhaal’s performance, around which the film pivots, is smartly nuanced. Rather than polar opposites who share a likeness, Adam and Anthony are on a smaller, tighter continuum of restless narcissism. Anthony’s excitement at inhabiting Adam is sly thespian sociopathy, but despite being more concerned with the Why, Adam stalls out even as Anthony threatens to consume him. Director Denis Villeneuve, hot off the heels of the ultranoir Prisoners, opens the lens wide to encompass a Toronto so dingy as to be hopeless, expansive skylines and anonymous high-rises underscoring how easy it is to lose oneself anywhere. There are also Cronenberg-esque moments of surreal body horror that add speculative mystique, even if wrapped in half-hearted eroticism that feels like a holdover from a previous cinema generation. Still, despite the stylish veneer and the subtle duo performance at its center, Enemy’s underlying aura of inevitability comes off less like a study of the treachery of identity than a noir setup in search of resonance it can’t quite find. (G.V.)

Cesar Chavez

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Cesar Chavez Though it’s billed as a biopic, those who come to Cesar Chavez hoping for an insightful portrait will be disappointed. Though Michael Peña carries some intensity beneath his largely-affable Chávez, his presence is nearly universally beatific. It’s understandable; the film unfairly carries the weight of telling a story a generation removed from the public eye, almost necessitating an educational rather than internal approach, and there’s too much in play to do both justice. As a result or by design, the movie is too impressionistic to examine anyone’s character for long. Director Diego Luna’s more concerned with scope; Chávez is less a focus than a locus for the Delano grape strike and the growth of the UFW. While the supporting cast lacks much to do, America Ferrera spikes her scenes with the palpable toll of activist work, and though the timeline is sometimes so impressionistic as to be murky, muted details—a minimal score, man-on-the-ground camerawork with an occasional sun-drenched vista of an abandoned grape field—provide immediacy as events unfold. And those events are the movie’s real passion. The accumulation of slights, growers in friendly collusion with the police, news segments: all drive home how crucial a moment Chávez occupied, which the movie parallels as a clearly present danger. When growers open fire on a handful of protestors as police stand idly by, only deterred by the arrival of press, the scene draws intensity from its deliberate modern relevance as much as from within its own story. “You have this annoying habit of turning everything into a lesson,” Fernando tells Chávez, and he’s not wrong. Cesar Chavez might be deserving of similar criticism. It’s too tempered to be stirring, but it’s a thoughtful glimpse of a story whose time has, unfortunately, come again.(G.V.)


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Worth Every Penny How one artist imbues cents with a new sensibility.

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READERS: A crowd of smart, engaged students packed a theater for Savage Love Live at Centenary College of Louisiana last week. Centenary is a terrific liberal-arts school in Shreveport. Centenary students submitted more Qs than I could possibly A in the 90 minutes I had with them. So here are some bonus answers to questions I didn’t get to during my time there. How does a young person learning to accept their sexuality come to terms with losing the unconditional love of their family? You can’t lose something you never had. You weren’t aware of the conditional nature of your family’s love until you accepted yourself and asked your family to do the same. That’s how you discovered their love for you came with at least one condition: You had to be straight or be closeted. Now here’s a paradox for you: You lost the illusion of your family’s unconditional love when you came out, but coming out could win you their unconditional love in the end. Stand your ground, demand their love and respect—and your family, like the families of so many other queers, may grow to love and accept you for who you really are. It could take some time. But one day, you may be able to look back and see that your sexuality didn’t cost you your family’s unconditional love—it won it for you. What do you do when your male friend who is already in a relationship wants to have sex with you but lets you know via social media? You block him or fuck him—or you fuck him and then block him. How can you have a conversation with a man about his sexual performance without making him feel like you’re criticizing him? By opening with a compliment, closing with a compliment and making sure everything that comes between your opening compliment and closing compliment is also a compliment. How can we be sure that having an “open” relationship won’t hurt our relationship? You can’t be sure that openness won’t hurt your relationship. But you can’t be sure that closedness won’t hurt your relationship, either. Yes, sometimes relationships end after people open them up— and openness gets the blame, even if it had nothing to do with the breakup. But plenty of tightly closed/strictly monogamous relationships end every day. It’s possible that many of those failed monogamous relationships could’ve been saved by some openness, a little leeway or embracing monogamishamy. I have been in a relationship with a married woman for five years. What are the odds that she will leave her spouse to be in a committed relationship with me instead? I put the odds at zero. Unless this woman is in an honest, open relationship with her husband, and LTRs with other men are allowed, her relationship with you is proof that she’s not much good at this commitment stuff. By which I mean to say: Even if she did leave her husband for you, it would be

foolish of you to expect to have a committed relationship with her, as she’s currently not committed to the man to whom she’s committed. What makes you think she’ll commit to you? Can it hurt a long-term, monogamous relationship if you had multiple sexual partners/experiences before? Or rather, how do you feel about sleeping around before marriage? People who marry young—people who are likelier to have married without having had multiple partners—divorce at much higher rates than more experienced people who marry later in life. Sleeping around before marriage seems to help people figure out what they want. Or it helps them figure out whether what they were taught to want is actually what they do want. And someone who knows what they want is likelier to keep any long-term, monogamous commitments that they make. Could I possibly be allergic to sperm? You could! Possibly! Dr. Debby Herbenick, while filling in for me on Savage Love Letter of the Day duties recently, covered the topic of why some people are sensitive—sensitive to the point of explosive diarrhea—to semen: “Prostaglandins are substances made by the body and that the body is sensitive to. Semen contains prostaglandins— and prostaglandins can have a laxative effect on people. Related: If you’ve ever felt a little looseygoosey right before getting your period, that’s also thanks to prostaglandins (which spike just before your period). Prostaglandins are also used to induce labor. So why don’t more semen swallowers find themselves running to the bathroom postblowjob? Fortunately, we’re not all so sensitive to prostaglandins. I don’t know why most people aren’t extra-sensitive, but fortunately most of us aren’t, or there would probably be a lot less swallowing in the world.” Dr. Herbenick is a research scientist at Indiana University, a sexual-health educator at the Kinsey Institute, and a frequent Savage Love guest expert—and you can and should follow her on Twitter @DebbyHerbenick. What is the difference between a Methodist and a Baptist? There’s no difference between a Methodist and a Baptist, according to my Catholic grandma. They’re both going to hell. What is the percentage of people who find male partners with the perfect penis? Perfect size, shape, length, girth, head-to-shaft differential? There’s no research out there on this issue—no one has thought to pick the brains of folks who have successfully landed male partners with perfect penises—and I’m not sure such studies would even be possible. Because penis preferences are subjective: One person’s perfect penis is the next person’s imperfect penis. And isn’t the person to whom a particular penis is attached at least as important as the size, texture, head-to-shaft differential, etc. of any given penis? Imagine if you made it your life’s work to locate the world’s perfect penis—perfect length, girth, bouquet, flavor, mouthfeel, etc.— only to discover that the penis is attached to Bill O’Reilly. Could that penis still be called perfect? 


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open houses CALL 215.563.1234 Passyunk Square 1833 South Camac St. $269,000 BHHS Fox and Roach

Art Museum Area 2222 Brown St. $695,000 BHHS Fox and Roach

Pennsport 429 Sigel St. $145,000 BHHS Fox and Roach

Fitler Square 2528 Naudain St. $425,000 BHHS Fox and Roach

Graduate Hospital 1521 Catherine St. $359,900 Coldwell Banker Preferred

Queen Village 870 Independence Ct. $679,900 BHHS Fox and Roach

Queen Village 107 Christian St. $350,000 BHHS Fox and Roach

Old City 315 New St. #506 $229,900 BHHS Fox and Roach

Bella Vista 700 Montrose St. $379,900 BHHS Fox and Roach

Queen Village 132 Kenilworth St. $529,500 BHHS Fox and Roach Queen Village 201 Queen St. #2 $550,000 BHHS Fox and Roach Society Hill 224 Delancey St. $1,375,000 BHHS Fox and Roach

Penns Landing 717 S. Columbus Blvd. #1601 $1,149,000 BHHS Fox and Roach

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Fishtown 2015 Martha St. $339,900 Coldwell Banker Preferred Northern Liberties 943 N. Lawrence St. $399,900 Coldwell Banker Preferred

Graduate Hospital Area 1627 Carpenter St. $529,900 Coldwell Banker Preferred Bella Vista 756 S Marvine St. $649,900 Elfant Wissahickon 1:00-4:00pm

Art Museum Area 852 N. Taney St. $226,900 BHHS Fox and Roach

Art Museum Area 859 N. 27th St. $525,000 BHHS Fox and Roach

Queen Village 759 S. 4th St. $689,000 BHHS Fox and Roach

Bella Vista 1347 Christian St. $525,000 BHHS Fox and Roach

Queen Village 132 Kenilworth St. $529,500 BHHS Fox and Roach

Bella Vista 738 S. Darien St. $389,000 BHHS Fox and Roach

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Bella Vista 849 S. 7th St. #4A $235,000 BHHS Fox and Roach

Rittenhouse Square 250 S. 17th St. #1600 $1,100,000 BHHS Fox and Roach 2:00-3:30pm

Art Museum Area 787 N. Pennock St. $269,900 Coldwell Banker Preferred

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Olney 220 Tabor Rd. $155,000 Coldwell Banker Preferred Old City 209 Cuthbert St. #205 $290,000 BHHS Fox and Roach Old City 315 New St. #423 $229,900 BHHS Fox and Roach Washington Square West 1023 Clinton St. #202 $425,000 BHHS Fox and Roach

Rittenhouse Square 1531 Pine St. A $850,000 BHHS Fox and Roach

Fishtown 2207-09 Firth St. $229,000 Plumer & Associates

Center City 1425 Locust St. #4B 19102 $339,900 Coldwell Banker Preferred

Bella Vista 745 Clymer St. $469,900 BHHS Fox and Roach

Northern Liberties 7 Bristow Place $229,900 BHHS Fox and Roach

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Society Hill 211-25 S. 4th St. $805,000 BHHS Fox and Roach

South Philadelphia 1139 Tasker St. $330,000 BHHS Fox and Roach Queen Village 526 Christian St. F $759,000 BHHS Fox and Roach

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Bella Vista 1233 Bainbridge St. PH1 $697,900 BHHS Fox and Roach

Queen Village 842 S. 3rd St. $899,999 BHHS Fox and Roach

Art Museum Area 2532 Brown St. $520,000 BHHS Fox and Roach

Pennsport 127 Reed St. $249,900 BHHS Fox and Roach

Queen Village 114 Kenilworth St. $749,000 BHHS Fox and Roach

Washington Square West 1205 Lombard St. $619,900 BHHS Fox and Roach

Graduate Hospital 764 S. 19th St. $530,000 BHHS Fox and Roach

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Northern Liberties 913 N. Lawrence St. $690,000 BHHS Fox and Roach

Pennsport 219 Pierce St. $210,000 BHHS Fox and Roach

Art Museum Area 822 N. Newkirk St. $459,900 Coldwell Banker Preferred

Art Museum 921 N. Bambrey St . $282,000 Coldwell Banker Preferred

Northern Liberties 919 N. 5th St. #15 $625,000 BHHS Fox and Roach

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Northern Liberties 406 Brown St. $439,900 BHHS Fox and Roach Rittenhouse Square 225 S. 18th St. #1017 $725,000 BHHS Fox and Roach

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Art Museum Area 2611 Brown St. $599,000 BHHS Fox and Roach Pennsport 519 Manton St. $379,950 BHHS Fox and Roach

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Parc rittenhouse 225 S. 18th Street

- 24 hour doorman - State-of-the-art fitness center - Media room with WiFi - Beautifully landscaped deck with seasonal in-ground pool, hot tub, and skyline views - Pet friendly - All apartments have washers and dryers

Studio overlooking building’s landscaped courtyard with large bay window, W/D, wood floors, marble bath and modern kitchen, 505 sf $1,660 Junior one bedroom with wood floors, an open contemporary kitchen with breakfast bar, marble bathroom, and lots of natural light, 504 sf $1,910 South-facing 1 bedroom with excellent natural light, hardwood floors, marble bathroom and kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, 539 sf $2,000 1 bedroom, large kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, wood floors, marble bath, 643 sf $2,300 1 bedroom, plus den (can be used as 2nd bedroom), 1.5 bath, open modern kitchen, hardwood floors in living areas, master bedroom has 2 walk-in closets and ensuite bath, 1336 sf $3,600

Washington square hoPKinson house 604-36 S. WASHINGTON SQ. Studio, sunrise city view, wood

floors, new bathroom floor, open kitchen, 460 sf $1,150 1 bedroom on a high floor, with a balcony, Washington Square views, excellent closet space, 843 sf $1,595 Deluxe 1 bedroom on a high floor with dramatic southern views, lots of natural light, kitchen with excellent cabinet and counter space, separate dining area and in-unit storage space, 1003 sf $1,820 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths, lots of natural light, unobstructed views of South Philadelphia, 1200 sf $2,710

the LiPPincott 227 SOuTH 6TH STreeT 3 bedroom plus den, 3 bathroom

showplace with private roof deck, custom open kitchen, hardwood floors, designer bathrooms and beautiful appointments and finishes throughout, 2306 sf $7,500

indePendence PLace 241 SOuTH 6TH STreeT Studio open kitchen, updated

$1,335 Spacious 1 bedroom, excellent closet space throughout, generous entertaining space, southern city views, 777 sf $1,590 Totally renovated 1 bedroom with over $25,000 of upgrades including brand new hardwood floors in the living room and carpets in the bedrooms; a brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, tile floor, granite countertops and wood cabinetry; and excellent closet space, 850 sf $1,750 bathroom, W/D

the WeLLington 135 S. 19th Street

· 24 hour doorman · Prestigious Rittenhouse Square address · Many apartments have recently been updated with brand new kitchens and hardwood floors · Pet friendly · Washers and dryers in many of the apartments Studio with large closet, brand new kitchen and bath, new carpet, sunrise city views, 476 sf $1,450 Spacious, sun-filled one bedroom with two large bay windows, a large living room/dining room and kitchen with excellent cabinet and counter space, 830 sf $1,995 Corner 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with an updated kitchen, w/d, an open dining room/living room and north and east city views, 1100 sf $2,850

society hiLL AbbOTT’S SQuAre 530 S. 2Nd STreeT

1 bedroom, 1.5 bath overlooking Headhouse Square with a balcony, spacious living area and great closets, 842 sf $1,600

society hiLL toWers 200-220 LOcuST STreeT Studio on a high floor with dramatic

river and city views to the south, floor-to-ceiling windows, updated bathroom, 508 sf $1,350 Corner 1 bedroom with southeast views, floor-to-ceiling windows, recently renovated throughout, 750 $1,625 sf Corner 2 bedroom, 1 bath with oversized windows, western city views, updated throughout, and ample closet space, 1131 sf $2,200

22 FrONT STreeT 1 bedroom, loft style, hardwood

floors, marble bath, oversized windows, 605 sf $1,395

chinatoWn the PearL 111 N. 9TH STreeT 2 bedroom, 2 baths, open floor

plan, oversized windows, updated kitchen and baths, washer/dryer, $1,775 1070 sf

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Junior 1 bedroom on a high floor with panoramic eastern city views and an open updated kitchen, 521 sf $1,625 1 bedroom on a high floor with panoramic south views, a Juliet balcony, W/D, 726 sf $1,650

1 bedroom, on a high floor with northern city views, dining area, great closet space and a washer/dryer, 861 sf $1,885 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath with large balcony, wood floors, lots of entertaining/living space, 863 sf $1,950

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2031 LocuSt Street

· 24 hour doorman · State-of-the-art fitness center · Many apartments have recently been updated with brand new kitchens and hardwood floors · Pet friendly · Washers and dryers in many of the apartments · All utilities included except for electric

1 bedroom with city view to the north, a spacious living/ dining room, 2 large closets, 567 sf $1,490 Large 1 bedroom with all rooms facing south on a high floor with lots of natural light, beautiful built-ins in living room, updated eat-in-kitchen, 807 sf $1,775 Corner 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with new hardwood floors in living areas, updated kitchen with granite countertops and $2,495 stainless steel appliances, 1229 sf Brand new 2 bedroom, 2 bath with private deck and parking spot, high end finishes, luxurious master suite and W/D, 1058 sf $3,500 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom with 270 degree city views, a large kitchen, formal dining room and adjacent living room, lots of natural light, 2137 sf $4,250

a private balcony and dramatic sunset city views, 740 sf $1,800 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with wood floors, oversized windows, a private balcony, and washer/dryer, 1119sf

$2,560

131 SOuTH 13TH STreeT

Brand new studio in a walk-up in the heart of Midtown Village with hardwood floors, designer kitchen and bath and washer/dryer, 384 sf $1,290 Brand new 1 bedroom in a walkup in the heart of Midtown Village with hardwood floors, designer kitchen and bath and washer/dryer, 501 sf $1,590

rittenhouse square the rittenhouse 210 W. rittenhouse sq. Studio on a high floor with

panoramic western city views, a large bathroom appointed in marble, a separate kitchen and washer/dryer, $1,695 583 sf

the coronado 2201 chestnut street 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom with

wood floors, beautifully updated kitchen and baths, washer/dryer $2,500 1370 sf

the dorchester 226 W. rittenhouse sq. Studio on a high floor offering

partial views of Rittenhouse Square, oversized windows and lots of open $1,475 space, 573 sf Junior 1 bedroom with partial Rittenhouse Square view, open kitchen, oversized windows, great

$1,600

closet space, 570 sf

1 bedroom on a high floor with

the rittenhouse savoy 1810 S. rITTeNHOuSe SQ.

Studio with western city views, great closet space, and very functional living/sleeping area, 461 sf $1,240

126 SOuTH 16TH STreeT

Brand new studio in a walk-up close to Rittenhouse Square with hardwood floors, designer kitchen and bath and washer/dryer, 353 sf $1,290 Brand new 2 bedroom, 2 bath in a walk-up close to Rittenhouse Square with hardwood floors, designer kitchen and baths and washer/dryer, 756 sf $2,200

1830 rITTeNHOuSe SQ. Brand new 1 bedroom with

hardwood floors throughout, an open chef’s kitchen, bathroom appointed in marble, high ceilings and beautifully restored building details throughout, 900 sf $3,400

313 SOuTH 18TH STreeT Recently Renovated 1 bedroom

with wood floors, kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, close to Rittenhouse Square, 449 sf $1,290

the WarWicK 1701 Locust street Studio on a high floor with

hardwood floors, open kitchen, and marble bathroom, 381 sf $1,295

WanamaKer house 2020 WALNuT STreeT Studio

with a large bay window, panoramic city views, an open kitchen and great closet space, 548 sf $1,450 1 bedroom on a high floor with two bay windows, dramatic city views and an open updated kitchen, 700 sf $1,985 1 bedroom, Walnut street townhome with direct garage acess, an open chef’s kitchen and designer bathroom, 700 sf $1,990 2 bedroom, 2 bath on a high floor, bay windows in all rooms with amazing city views, eat-in-kitchen, 1198sf $2,770 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Walnut Street townhome with an updated kitchen, wood floors, high ceilings, lots of natural light and direct garage access, 1700 sf $3,620

10 rITTeNHOuSe 130 SOuTH 18TH STreeT Brand new 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom with 270 degree city views

including Rittenhouse Square, a private balcony, open chef’s kitchen, designer bathrooms and custom finishes throughout, 2594 sf $12,500

art museum the PhiLadeLPhian 2401 PeNNSyLvANIA Ave Spacious studio, excellent closet

space, Art Museum views, 704 sf $1,250

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1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Studiosin MainLine $115,000 to& $150,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse“Specializing Sq. Center “Specializing in MainLine Center City” City” 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1 Bedrooms $175,000 to&$225,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Damon Michels Damon Michels $525,000 2 Bedrooms $250,000 to $400,000 $525,000 Call: 215-840-0437 The Damon Michels TeamCity” “Specializing in MainLine & Center Over 85 Million Call: 610-731-9300 $400,000 to&$500,000 Damon@DamonMichels.com in MainLine Center City” 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse“Specializing Sq. 3 Bedrooms in Sales in 2013 Damon@DamonMichels.com Damon Michels Damon Michels www.DamonMichels.com 610.688.4310 Includes real estate tax • No transfer tax 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 610.688.4310 www.DamonMichels.com 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Call: 215-840-0437 Call: 215-840-0437 Damon@DamonMichels.com $525,000 $525,000 Open Sun 11-4pm | Mon 12-6pm www.DamonMichels.com MAINLINE CENTER CITY Mon-Fri 10am-5pm | Sat 11-3pm • Sunday 11-4pm CENTER 610.688.4310 SHEFFIELD COURT OpenDamon@DamonMichels.com The William Penn House CenTer CiTY PHiLa. CITY PHILA. Main Line SuburbS www.DamonMichels.com 610.688.4310 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Tues-Fri 9-6pm | Sat 12-3pm 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. MAINLINE CENTER CITY Penn House The William - Center City Living! 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba;MAINLINE RenovatedTownhome, Center City City Living! -- Center Living! The William Penn House $525,000 CENTER CITY Rittenhouse $525,000 Rittenhouse Square Square••• Rooftop Rooftop Rittenhouse Square Pool Fitness Center Valet - Center City Living! Pool Fitness Center• Pool •••Fitness Center •• Valet Valet 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Parking 24 Hr Security 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Parking 24Hr HrSecurity Security 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. •• Parking •••24 24 Maintenance 24 Hr Hr Maintenance 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Rittenhouse Square • Rooftop 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 24 Hr Maintenance Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Studios to$150,000 $150,000 Studios Pool $115,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000 •$115,000 Fitness to Center • Valet 1830 $525,000 110 Montgomery Ave. Bala Cynwyd 3 Bd/2 RenovatedTownhome, 1 Bedrooms $175,000 to$225,000 $225,000 1$525,000 Bedrooms $175,000 to 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1910Ba; S. 21st Street, Point Breeze • 24 to Hr Security • 1830 Addison St. Sq. $115,000 2Studios BedroomsParking $250,000 to $400,000 $525,000 4 New construction Carriage homes 2 Bedrooms $250,000 to$150,000 $400,000 1830 St. Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000 3bed/1.5 bath; 1,220 sq Townhome $150,000 1830 Addison St.ftRittenhouse Rittenhouse Sq. 1830Addison Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Addison24 St.Hr Rittenhouse Sq. 31830 Bedrooms $400,000 to Maintenance Bedrooms $400,000 to $500,000 $500,000 startingSt. at Rittenhouse $689,000 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 31830 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $175,000 to $225,000 Sq. 13Bedrooms 31830 Bd/24Addison Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 519 South 21st St., Rittenhouse Square 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Includes real estate tax • No transfer tax beds/3.1 baths; 2 car garage; Includes real estate tax • No transfer tax 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 33 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 2 Bedrooms $250,000 to $400,000 Multi-unit, corner building 6 spacious 1 $525,000 Open Floor plan with 3000 Sq ft $525,000 $525,000 $525,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Studios $115,000 to $150,000 Open Sun 11-4pm | Mon 12-6pm $525,000 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2P-4P 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bedrooms $525,000 Bd/1bath units $950,000. $400,000 to $500,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Rittenhouse Sq. Tues-Fri 9-6pm | Sat 12-3pm 1830 Addison St. Sq. 1830Addison Addison St.Rittenhouse Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 147 Old Gulph Road, Wynnewood 1830 St. Sq. LINE SUBURBS 1 Bedrooms $175,000 to $225,000 OPEN SUNDA Y 11 AM 1 PM 3MAIN Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2N. Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 2040 Franklin St., University OPEN SUNDA Y 2 - 4 PM Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Temple Rittenhouse Sq. Includes real estate • Noto transfer 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse 3 Bd/2 Ba; 1830 Addison St. tax Rittenhouse Sq.tax Carpenter Street, Graduate Hospital $525,000 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 2 Bedrooms $250,000 $400,000 5Bed/4.2Bath; 4,955 sq ft Tudor Manor HOUSE 2P-4P 32427 1880 sqRenovatedTownhome, ft duplex; unit 1-1 bed/1 bath; 49OPEN Cornell Rd.,SUNDAY Bala Cynwyd $525,000 3sty Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 3 Bd/2Addison Ba; unit 2-4 Bed/1bath $250,000 onRenovatedTownhome, 2.2 acres $1,500,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 548 Winding Way,Rittenhouse Merion StationSq. 3 Bedrooms $525,000 $400,000 to $500,000 1830 Addison St. 1830 St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3BD/1.1BA; Townhouse $329K Open Sun 11-4pm | Mon 12-6pm 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 5BD/2.2Ba 3,314 Sq. Ft. Colonial 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse $525,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 5Bed/2.1 bath; 3,030 sq ft ColonialSq. $525,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; 6350 City Ave,St. Overbrook Farms Sq. 822 Dresher Way, Wayne 1830 Rittenhouse Includes realRenovatedTownhome, estate tax • No transfer tax Tues-Fri 9-6pm | Sat 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Finished, Walk-out LL $549K Sq. 510 S.Addison 11th Street, Wash Square West 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 G12-3pm $665,000 IN 8 bed/4.1bath; two story stone colonial D 6Bed/4.2Bath;P 5245 sqft Updated Colonial $1,230,000 N E 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 31407 Bd/2 Addison Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St.$499,000. Rittenhouse Sq. w/5068 sqft 1830 St. Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. County Line Rd., Bryn Mawr 3BD/2BA; 3-Story Twnhome C/A $339K Open Sun 11-4pm | Mon 12-6pm 139Ba; Ebenezer Ave, Bala Cynwyd 1025 Barr Lane, Gladwyne 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 3 Bd/2 RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 707 Conshohocken State| Rd., Cynwyd 2351 N. Orianna St. UniversitySq. 1830 Addison St.Temple Rittenhouse $525,000 3 bed/3ba; 1,329 sq Rittenhouse ft Single $275,000 Tues-Fri 9-6pm SatBala 12-3pm 1830 Addison St. Sq. $525,000 4bd/3.1Ba 2625 Sq. Ft; Renovated Cape $565,000 $525,000 5BD/3BA; Renovated Colonial 1519 Swain Street, Art Museum Area Lot 0.01 acres $25,000 1830 Addison St. Sq. 4BD/2BA; Colonial in college Park 31830 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Addison St. Rittenhouse Rittenhouse 1830 St. Rittenhouse 31830 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 200 Sabine Avenue, Narberth Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830Addison Addison St.SUNDAY Rittenhouse Sq. 3/4 Acres; Walk to Train $724K Sq. OPEN HOUSE 2P-4PSq. 5403 Quentin Street, Roxborough Sq. 3 Bd/2 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, RenovatedTownhome, 3BD/2.1BA 1,552 Sq. Ft Townhouse 3$525,000 Ba; 3Bd/2 Bd/2Ba; Ba;RenovatedTownhome, RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba;RenovatedTownhome, RenovatedTownhome, Bed/3Bath; 2,299 sq ft Victorian $550,000 35$525,000 3 Bed/1.1 bath; 1,132 sq ft Townhome $230,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; 1,598 Sq.Ft; 1-Car Attached Garage $349K 864 Briarwood Road, Newtown Square $525,000 $525,000 $525,000 $525,000 Renovated, Air; Finished LL $399K $525,000 863Addison N.Central 27th Street, Art Museum $525,000 6308 Colonial on 1.78 acres $975,000 1212 Weybridge Lane, Wayne 6Bed/5.1Bath; 1245 Hollow Rd., Penn ValleySq. 1830 St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 4 Bed/2.1 bath; 1864 sq ft Townhome $499,000 3Bed/3.1bath; 3,580 sq ft 2 story colonial 190801 Presidential #301 - The Corinthian Spruce Grove Lane, Phoenixville 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq.l 4BD/4.1Ba Contemporary 1727 Fitzwater St., #A Graduate Hospita 3 Bd/2 RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. inBa; desirable Denbigh. $865,000 Sq. 1719 Wylie Street, Art Museum 4Bed/4Bath; 3941 sqft2700 CapeSq.Ft Cod onw/1.2Balcony acres $790,000 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3BD/3.1BA, 5,620 Sq.Ft. $1,500,000 2BD/1.1BA Townhouse 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 bed/2 bath twnhs, 1,456 sq $350K ft $279,000 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 218 E. Chelsea Circle, Newton Square 280 Bridgewater Road E-19, Brookhaven $525,000 $525,000 $525,000 2945 PoplarStreet Street, MuseumVillage Updated; For Rent $4,700/month or $749K 2 bed/1.1 bath, 1460 sq ft condo in Green 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3508 Hamilton -Art Powelton 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 2 Bed/1 Bath 2St. story end unit $89,000 1830 Addison Rittenhouse Sq. 3Bed/1.1Bath; 1,150 sq ft Townhome Countrie Village. $1695/month 3 Bd/2Addison Ba; RenovatedTownhome, for $1,200 1830 St.Ft. Rittenhouse Sq. 4BD/3.1BA; 3,300 Sq. REDUCED $635k 31348 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. For Rent $1,650/month 3 Bd/2 Ba; Also RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St.Rent Rittenhouse Sq. Bobarn Drive, Penn Valley 2636 Chestnut Street, Ardmore 602Ba; Manayunk Road, Merion Station $525,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 200RenovatedTownhome, Simpson Rd., Ardmore 3$525,000 Bd/2 RenovatedTownhome, 3551 Indian Queen Lane, East Falls West 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; 5BD/4.1BA, 5588 Contemporary 1333 South Street Washington Square 3BD/1.1BA Attached Garage 3Bed/2.1Bath; 2,230 sq ft Updated Commercial (offiTwin ce &w/ 2 apartments) $469,000 3Bed/2.2 Bath; 1,878 sq ft. Twin $350,000 $525,000 $525,000 $525,000 1830 St. Rittenhouse Sq. Duplex Addison w/ Parking; Separate Utilities $499K Stone Colonial $500,000 Sq. FtRittenhouse $199,900 1830 St..89 Rittenhouse 2-3 Addison Car Garage; Acres $879K Sq. 1830 Addison St. 3619 Brandywine St., Powelton Village 2011,280 Wynne Lane, Penn Valley Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; 512RenovatedTownhome, Askin Road, Wayne 2 bed/1 sq ft $184,500 35 bd/3.1ba; Bd/2 -Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3,795 sq ftPENN Contemporary; OAK HILL VALLEY --.69 acres 1501 S. bath 12thtwnhs; Street1,167 - Passyunk Square G $525,000 5Bed/3.1Bath; 2,466 ft Farmhouse on $695,000 $525,000 3722 Hamilton St., Powelton Village $525,000 NDsqIN 336 David Havertown PEDrive,


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QUEEN VILLAGE RITTENHOUSE

VILLAGE FEATURED PROPERTY QUEEN FISHTOWN OPEN SUNDAY 1-3 Duplex Open Floor Plan $369,000 3 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths BELLA VISTA $329,900 5965611 756 S. MARVINE ST. MLS MLS 5784384

3 Story Victorian Row SQUARE Duplex Just Renovated! 1 Bedroom 1 Bath $335,000 $339,000

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1311-13 IRVING ST WASHINGTON SQ WEST Unique double carriage house, +/-4500sf, 1st flr photo studio, 2nd flr open loft space, 4br, 3b, deck, 2+car garage parking. Endless possibilities! $1,450,000 Call Margaret Szumski

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$525,000

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$619,900

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372 N Taylor St 2BR/1.5BA home Renovated HW Floors Granite, SS Appliances rear yard

$12,000

North Phila – 3425 N Bodine 2BR/1BA Below Market Value and can be used as a starter home or a good buy for an Invester

North Phila – 2428 N 25th St Comercially zoned Corner Property W/ Fenced side and backyard, Last Used as Family Daycare $54,900

787 N. Pennock Charming 2 story, 2BD home, exposed brick, newer kitchen and bath, wood floors, garden, dining area

729 N Capitol St 4BR Fairmount Home with Covered Parking!

Mantua – 3953 Brown St Buildable Lot There are Currently 3 other lots avail on this same street get them while you can

$1,144,000

808 B Pine St 2BR/2BA Condo Parking, Incredible Park View, New Ht, Water, HVAC, Kitchen Appliances TLC Needed

$199,000

Roxborough – 6118 Lawnton St Just Listed!! Gorgeously updated 3BR home with Private Parking on Quiet Street

$209,999

Roxborough/Manayunk 554 Leverington Price Recently Reduced, Single Family home 3BR/2BA HW Floors SS Appliances, Finished $279,000

Basement 2180 Sq Ft

$195,000

Parkwood – 3308 Lester Rd Just Reduced! Motivated Sellers! Bring an Offer! $420,000

QUEEN VILLAGE/ BELLA VISTA / GRADUATE HOSPITAL / SOUTH PHILA.

$155,000

Fishtown – 1531 Earl St Quaint 2BR in heart of Fishtown, Open Floor Plan HW Floors, Tile Kitchen Back Yard

West – 3508-10 W Allegheny Ave This Beautiful well maintained home located on the out skirts of East Falls , Won’t Last long

$245,000

Old Kensington – 2400-4 N 9th St Multi Unit Property Currently generating good cash flow

$280,000

Point Breeze – 2238 Titan St Stunning 2BR home, New Everything C/A, Granite, SS Appliances HW Floors Must See!

$185,000

$110,000

Fishtown – 2109 Abigail St New Construction 2BR/2.5BA, Roof Top Deck, Fin Basement

$289,900

531 Greenwich St Brand New Renovated Home 2BR/2.5BA, Finished Basement All New Mechanicals!

$189,900

Fishtown – 2231 Coral St New Construction 3BR/2.5BA, Fin Basement, Roof Top Deck

$309,900

512 Fitzwater St R Queen Village Prime 1BR/1BA on tree Lined Street, No condo Assoc or association dues, Patio and basement

$224,900

Fishtown - 1822 Diamond St Great Investment Opportunity! Duplex in the Temple U Area, Made up of 2 Units 1 -2BR 2nd 5BR

$319,000

2411 Carlisle St St Newly Renovated 3BR Home, This House has been totally renovated from top to bottom with Hardwood Floors

$229,000

Fishtown – 2235 Coral St New Construction 3BR 3 Story 2/BA Modern Home Fin Basement Roof Top Deck

$339,900

151 Sigel St- Beautiful fully renovated Pennsport home avail NOW New Kitchen Bthroom, HW Floors and C/A

$249,900

Fishtown – 2015 Martha St New Construction On Corner of Berges & Martha, Buyer has Opportunity to pick some Finishes!

2018 Christian St Unit C Looking for an investment prop or perhaps a well maintained pied-a terre for city weekend getaway?

1521 Catherine St 3 Story, 3BR with Den 1.5 BA Renovated Kitchen and baths Yard Great Light

OPEN HOUSE 3-30 FROM 12-2:00 $339,900

OPEN HOUSE 3-30 FROM 12:00-1:00 $359,900

1627 Carpenter St Newly Renovated 3BR/2BA home Quality construction and finishes 3rd floor Deck with City View

$529,900

765 S 20th St A Gorgeous Townhouse with 2 Car Parking!

$625,000

NORTHERN LIBERTIES / NORTH PHILADELPHIA

OPEN HOUSE 3-30 FROM 12-2:00 $399,90

1010 N. Leithgow St Beautiful Historic 3BR/2BA, C/A, New Windows, New Roof, New Mechanics, HW Floors,

Two Car Garage, Dual AC/Heat, Study/Den, Beautiful outdoor Space

$339,000

Temple University – 2125 N 15th St Attn: Investors Fully reno 3 Unit Bldg – HW Floors, SS appl W/D in each unit 2BR/1BA

$375,000

New boiler All utilities separate

$350,000

Temple University- 1132 Nevada St. Newer construction- duplex in the heart of Temple off campus housing, high cap rate $389,999 Fishtown – 1124 Day St Townhome in Fishtown, 3BR/2 Full BA and 21/2 BA, Gated Community W/ 2 Car Parking

$349,500

Master Suite, Patio, FP

$309,900

East Oak Lane – 1301 W Chelten Ave 5BR/3.5BA Renovated Victorian Home with Original Character and Charm.

2201-3 N Front St Apt#3 Great Investment opportunity! Corner Property inc (3) 1 BR Apts, Catering Hall, New Roof

943 N Lawrence St Circa “1830” 3BR, Sitting Room, Living Room, Sep Dining, Kitchen W Skylights FP, C/A, WD Floors, Grdn and Parking

Fishtown – 2235 Coral St New Construction 3BR 3 Story 2/BA Modern Home Fin Basement Roof Top Deck

$449,000

Grays Ferry- 2501 Oakford St. Vacant WH with lots of potential for residential conversion, commercial use, warehouse or office space! $2,100,000 Fishtown- 2109 E. Huntingdon St. 4BD 2.5 BA 3 story totally remodeled home. Hardwood Floors, gourmet kitchen with granit counters. $279,900

UNIVERSITY CITY / WEST PHILADELPHIA 5131 Pine St Triplex: Live in One apt and let your tenants cover most of the mortgage. Totally renovated in 2007

$299,900

4034 Baring St Investor Alert – Fully Rented University City Triplex

$375,000

919 S 48th St 7BR/2.5BA Impeccably maintained historic home, Open Floor plan , Huge yard, Stunning Orig Details

500,000

Fairmount- 846 N. 16th St. Vacant lot in Fairmount. Frankford – 4441-49 Frankford Ave Opportunity to own a supermarket with gross receipts between $40K-60K a Month in Phila Old Kensington – 1954-58 & 1960 N 2nd St Commercial Investment opportunity! 3 Story Warehouse plus bar and garage Greys Ferry- 1356 S. Stanley St. Fully renov. 2 BR home in Grays Ferry section of Phila. Great opportunity for turnkey investment.

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CENTER CITY LUXURY SALES Avenue of the Arts

Art Museum

AcAdemy House 1420 Locust street

1 bedroom on a high floor with panoramic

south views and lots of natural light, Juliet balcony in living room, 717 sf $279,000 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, only ‘A’ unit with balcony in the building, open living and dining rooms, northeast city views, 1532 sf$539,900

center city one 1326 spruce street

tHe pHilAdelpHiAn 2401 pennsyLvania avenue

1 bedroom overlooking the Art Museum with a large kitchen, spacious great room and excellent closet space throughout, 1262 sf

$210,000

Society Hill

40 st. JAmes court

Multi-level townhouse condo with soaring

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, south views, balcony, lots of natural light updated bathroom, 1137 sf

ceiling heights, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, renovated kitchen and baths, wood floors, balcony, 1566

Open Sun 3/30 12:45-1:15pm

Open Sun 3/30 12:00-12:30pm $579,900

$299,900

THe LiPPincoTT

THe BArcLAy

society Hill towers 200-220 Locust street

22 s Front street

ceiling windows, excellent natural light and an open living room/dining room, 700 sf $259,900 1 bedroom, excellent closet space, floor-tofloor ceiling windows, panoramic southern $265,000 views, 712 sf 1 bedroom, wood floors, floor to ceiling windows with breathtaking river views, potential $269,900 investment opportunity, 700 sf 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, north and west treetop city views, wood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, great living/entertaining space, $479,900 1183 sf

to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, kitchen

1 bedroom with south city views, floor-to-

THe Ayer

Sun-soaked loft style 1 bedroom, floorwith stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, marble bath, 605 sf

penn’s lAnding squAre 130 spruce street 1 bedroom, recently updated open kitchen, new wood floors in living room, beautifully appointed bathroom, W/D, parking space

$329,900

included, 915 sf

PArc riTTenHouSe

2306 SF

2080 SF $1,150,000

$1,795,000 3 bedroomS

2 bedroomS + Study, 2 bathS, generouS entertaining Space

+ den, 3 bathS, rooF deck and balcony

rittenhouse Square

1830 rittenHouse squAre 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, wood floors,

lots of natural light,updated eat-in kitchen, marble bath, beautiful original building details, 1136 sf $639,900

tHe BArclAy

original building details including high ceilings and oversized windows as well as high-end modern features such as an open chef’s kitchen, there are custom stained glass windows throughout and lots of natural light, 1900 sf $1,295,000

tHe wArwick 1701 Locust street

1 bedroom, on a high floor with marble-

bath, custom kitchen, wood floors, 712 sf

$399,900

Corner 2 bedroom plus family room, 3 bath-

room on a high floor with magnificent Rittenhouse Square and city skyline views, 2 balconies and lots of natural light, 2464 sf $1,175,000

pArc rittenHouse 225 s. 18th st.

Studio with hardwood floors, Juliet balcony over landscaped coutryard,marble bathroom and modern kitchen, 439 sf

$299,900

1 bedroom, wood floors, balcony, marble bath, excellent closet space, 765 sf $389,900 2 bedroom home with skyline views,

4476 SF $3,995,000 4 bedroomS, 5.5 bathS, magniFicent WaShington Square vieWS

Washington Square

wAnAmAker House 2020 WaLnut street

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, floor-to-ceiling

fully furnished, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, washer/ dryer, marble bath, 829 sf

bay windows, eat-in-kitchen, generous entertaining space, 1198 sf

2 bedroom home converted to a custom 1 bedroom plus den, 2 baths, furnished, designer finishes and features, open floor plan, luxurious master suite, southern views, 1079 sf $885,000

rooms, 2.5 baths, hardwood floors and updated kitchen and baths, 1300 sf $629,900

2 bathroom with an open chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, formal dining room, lavish master suite, marble bathrooms, excellent closet space and two private balconies overlooking the building’s landscaped courtyard, 2080 sf

3 bedroom (coverted from a 2 bedroom + studio), 3 bathroom with home office, eat-in

$519,900

Spacious 2 bedroom plus home office,

$1,150,000 3 bedroom + den, 3 bath with a 1500 sf private landscaped terrace with panoramic north and south city views, open gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors throughout, 1839 sf

$1,775,000

rittenHouse sAvoy 1810 rittenhouse square

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, open renovated kitchen, new baths, wood floors, penthouse floor, lots of natural light, 1146 sf $469,900

Open Sun 3/30 1:30-2:00pm

$499,900 Chancellor Street townhome with 2 bed-

Meticulous 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome

with custom finishes and features including a cook’s kitchen and custom baths, completely renovated throughout, 1300 sf $649,900 kitchen with French doors, generous entertaining space, bay windows boasting south and $669,900 east views, 1746 sf

tHe dorcHester 226 W. rittenhouse sq.

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom overlooking Rit-

tenhouse Square with a private balcony that literally sits atop The Square, updated kitchen and baths. wood floors and lots of natural light, 1231 sf $769,900 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with panoramic Rittenhouse Square and city views, 2 balconies, beautifully appointed kitchen and baths, lots of natural light, 1826 sf

$1,295,000

Hopkinson House 604 s. Washington square

Spacious one bedroom overlooking Washington Square, updated kitchen, great closet space, balcony provides skyline and bridge views, 843 sf $294,900

220 w. wAsHington squAre Entire floor home with 3 bedrooms

and 3 baths, 360 degree views including Washington Square, chef’s kitchen, large formal living and dining rooms, lavish master suite, parking and storage spaces included, 3720 sf $1,995,000

tHe lippincott 227 s. 6th street

3 bedroom plus den, 3 bathroom show-

place with a private roof deck, balcony, hardwood floors and magnificent kitchen and baths, 2306 sf $1,795,000

tHe Ayer 210 W Washington square

Magnificent showplace combined from two homes with 4 bedrooms and 5.5 baths, generous entertaining space, an expanded Bulthaup kitchen, oversized windows and high ceilings, panoramic Washington Square and city views, hardwood floors and custom lighting and closets throughout, 2 parking and storage spaces $3,995,000 included, 4476 sf

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